Word lookup errors
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If the parser cannot not find a word in the current vocabulary search path, it attempts to look for the word in all loaded vocabularies.

If auto-use? mode is off, a restartable error is thrown with a restart for each vocabulary in question, together with a restart which defers the word in the current vocabulary, as if DEFER: was used.

If auto-use? mode is on and only one vocabulary has a word with this name, the vocabulary is added to the search path and parsing continues.

If any restarts were invoked, or if auto-use? is on, the parser will print the correct USING: after parsing completes. This form can be copy and pasted back into the source file.
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